Job Title: Registered Children’s Home Manager
Reports to: Director/Responsible Individual
The post holder will be accountable to the Director and Responsible Individual. The Registered Manager will be responsible for all staff working within or from the Children’s Home as identified by the Director.
Description of Role:
The post holder will be responsible for managing all aspects of running the Home, for medium to long term planned placements whilst ensuring young people are supported and prepared to move on to independent living. To ensure that high levels of emotional and physical care, appropriate activities, comfortable accommodation, and the service of keyworkers are planned, provided, and applied in accordance with home’s Procedures and Strategies. To ensure that rotas are delivered on time to all staff using software provided. To act as the designated safeguarding lead in the home.
Context of the Post:
This post has been identified as being specific to the Statement of Purpose relating to the services provision of a medium to a long-term placement home. The post holder will be the ‘Registered Manager’ for the home as specified in the Children’s Homes Regulations 2001 and amended regulations 2015 required to fulfil the obligations set out in the National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes 2002. The home will provide medium to long-term placements for young people where the plan indicates this to be the most suitable intervention. Therefore, emotional sustainability, sound partnership practice, verbal and written communication techniques, the ability to form lasting relationships, commitment to working issues through, to be tenacious in working in a planned way to achieve the best outcomes for the young person through establishing small achievable targets are required.
Duties and Responsibilities Specific to the Post:
To be responsible for the management, co-ordination and development of a range of quality services for young people referred and/or accommodated within the home.
To ensure that all Health and Safety Regulations are complied with in accordance with policies, procedures and practices.
To undertake any other such duties as required by the Director,
Common Duties and Responsibilities
To set, monitor and evaluate standards at individual, team performance and service quality so that the user and Company requirements are met and that the highest standards are maintained.
To establish and manage the team communications systems ensuring that the Company procedures, policies, strategies and objectives are effectively communicated to all team members.
To ensure that professional practice in the team is carried out to the highest standards and developed in line with the Company stated objectives of continual improvement in quality of its service to internal and external customers.
Health and Safety
To ensure that the Health and Safety policy, organisation arrangements and procedures as they related to areas, activities and personnel under your control are understood, implemented
To provide vision and leadership to staff within a specialist team, ensuring that effective systems are in place for workload allocation and management, the application of policies and procedures, including those relating to equality, supervision and appraisal and all aspects of their performance, personal development, health and welfare.
To manage a designated budget (as required) ensuring that the company achieves value for money in all circumstances through the monitoring and control of expenditure and the early identification of any financial irregularity.
Supervision and Appraisal
All members of staff will receive supervision and appraisal and it is the responsibility of each member of staff to follow procedure in respect of supervision and appraisal.
Equality and Diversity
As an organisation we are committed to promoting a just society that gives everyone an equal chance to learn, work and live free from discrimination and prejudice. To ensure our commitment is put into practice we have developed policies, which will seek to remove any barriers to equality of opportunity and to eliminate unfair and unlawful discrimination.
These policies apply to all employees.
All members of staff are required to undertake that they will not divulge to anyone personal and/or confidential information to which they may have access during the course of their work.
Your Company has in place an induction programme designed to help new employees to become effective in their roles and to find their way in the organisation.
Physical Conditions and Location
Location: your location
Pay and Conditions
Starting Salary: up to £40,000
Leave: 6 weeks per annum
Hours: 40 hours per week
Responsible to: Director of your company
Probation: Appointments are subject to satisfactory completion of a probationary period, normally 6 months. DBS: An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service will be required for this post. Smoking: Your attention is drawn to the fact that your company has a ‘No Smoking’ policy at all of its establishments.
Legal and Statutory Responsibilities
All staff must be prepared to comply with Your Company Health and Safety policies and attend relevant statutory training as required. Your Company is committed to diversity and inclusion of staff and service users. All staff are required to demonstrate their commitment to these policies in their day to day work and to treat others with dignity and respect at all times.
All staff are expected to demonstrate a commitment to the vision, aims and core principles of Your Company and be prepared to contribute towards these aims within their staff team.
Person Specification: Registered Residential Manager
FACTOR ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Qualifications NVQ Level 5 in Childcare or Equivalent
DipSW or equivalent
NVQ Level 4 Leadership and Management
NVQ Level 3 and working towards higher achievement
3 years experience working with children in the last 5 years and at least 1 year at senior level Supervision or management experience Working with children, young people and their families
Work in a residential setting Inter-agency work
Excellent opportunity of career progression from a Deputy to Residential Manager
Any of the following:
Familiarity of IT systems
Developing and monitoring systems Human resources practices Supervision and delivery of training, e.g. NVQ Assessor
Organising and co-ordinating delivery of services
Knowledge and Understanding
Children Act 1989 and associated regulations and practice guidance e.g
Procedures including Child Protection and
Policies including Assessing Outcomes, Children’s
Rights, Equality and Diversity
National Minimum Standards and Children’s
Care Planning and reviewing processes
Risk and risk management
Any of the following:
Human resources practices
Range of social care services provided to children and young people
Working knowledge of quality assurance systems
Health and Safety Regulations
Selection process Work examples
Skills and Abilities
Emotional resilience and maturity.
Ability to be imaginative but practical about childcare Drive to see things through
Capable of performing a wide variety of tasks
Ability to sustain and work through placement issues thus reducing unnecessary moves for young people
To be ‘fit’ to manage the home in accordance with current Children’s Homes Regulations and National Minimum Standards for Children’s Homes
Selection process References
Personality profile CRB check
‘Fitness’ Interview with Ofsted